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At thirty-nine, Kate Harrison-Weil seems to have it all--a successful career in publishing and a happy marriage--but her inability to conceive a child leads to an abrupt marital split and Kate finds herself in an unlikely relationship with Larry, a big-hearted sportscaster
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An executive woman's craving for motherhood drives this silly urban fantasy by Nickles herself a former advertising executive vice-president turned mom, author of Hype (1989) and coauthor of Girls in High Places (1987). Kate Harrison-Weil, ambitious 39-year-old creator of the awesomely successful magazine Childstyle and veteran of a high- powered New York editor's lifestyle (Fifth Avenue apartment, Chanel suits, famous doctor husband, the Concorde and so on) has grown weary of the childless life and set her heart on that perfect upmarket accessory item for the 1990's--a baby. Despite her husband's reluctance (he already has two sufficiently bratty offspring by a previous wife), Kate charges ahead with terrifying single-mindedness--enlisting the aid of a host of fertility specialists, battling ovulation kits in cramped airplane lavatories, and arranging precisely timed marital trysts at the Waldorf during lunch. But months of repeated failure prove so discouraging that Kate abruptly resigns herself to childlessness, dumps her husband, and takes over a stodgy old financial magazine run by ranks of cigar-smoking men--only to find out that she's pregnant after all. Kate now looks forward to morning sickness in a largely unsympathetic office, contract negotiations with her outraged stepchildren, Lamaze classes attended by both her new sportscaster-boyfriend and a suddenly proprietary spouse, and, even worse, a hiatus on the Chanel suits. But never fear--Kate pulls off the next eight months with extraordinary aplomb and greets the domestic 90's triumphantly ``at home.'' Light. Tangy. Leaves no aftertaste. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Publishers Weekly:
Kate Harrison-Weil's life is as glossy as the magazine she publishes. Married to a doctor, Kate has worked her way to the top: creator of the trendy Childstyle , she has it all--almost. Her biological alarm clock is ringing but, at 39, Kate is finding it difficult to conceive. She and her husband, Matt, suffer through months of unsuccessful fertility treatments, until the pressure causes a split in their marriage. Kate moves out of their perfectly elegant East Side penthouse to a walk-up on the West Side, changes jobs--and discovers she's pregnant. Unwilling to return to Matt simply for that reason, she determines to carry on alone. Lucky Kate meets understanding sportscaster Larry Sedlicek, who offers to be her Lamaze coach; unluckily, she finds her new work environment unsympathetic to the constraints of pregnancy. Despite shallow characterizations, Nickles's ( Hype ; Girls in High Places ) plot breezes along until, predictably, Kate finds the true meaning of having it all.
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Book Description Atria, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671728083
Book Description Atria, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0671728083